Two Hundred and Twenty-Second Meeting
The 222nd Meeting of the AOS will be held Friday, March 16–Monday, March 19, 2012, in Boston, Massachusetts USA.
(Dues and Meeting Forms are
available for download below)
Hotel and Reservations:
A block of conference-rate accommodations has been reserved at the Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 USA.
Conference rates per night for rooms are $159 single or double. Located on the Freedom Trail, guests enjoy grand views of historic downtown Boston, distinguished décor and thoughtful amenities that are evident in every striking detail in each of the 551 luxurious guest rooms. Walk to Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, the Financial District, shopping and more. Just 2.5 miles (10–15 minutes) from Logan International Airport. Hotel website: http://www.omnihotels.com/findahotel/bostonparkerhouse.aspx.
You must make
reservations directly with the hotel well in advance of the meeting, no later than February 13, 2012. Rates are in effect from March 14–20, 2012. After the cutoff date, any uncommitted rooms in the
block we have reserved will be released for general sale, and additional reservation requests will be accepted if rooms are available and without the conference discount.
Reservations: Direct phone: (617) 227-8600 ; Fax: (617) 742-5729 ; Toll-free general Omni reservation line: 1-888-444-OMNI. You should request the AOS conference rate when making your reservation.
|The Society’s contract with the Omni Parker House Hotel for securing conference rates requires that a minimum number of rooms per night be reserved and occupied by members for the duration of the meeting. Thus, your stay at the Omni Parker House Hotel assures that the AOS will not be assessed extremely high fees for meeting and banquet space rental. We truly need your cooperation in this matter.
Transportation: Logan International Airport. There are several ground transportation options between the airport and downtown destinations. Detailed ground transportation information is also available at the hotels website: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BostonParkerHouse/MapAndDirections.aspx.
The hotel does not provide free shuttle service.
There is a $42 charge for overnight valet parking. Additional fee for late pick-up after 1pm on day of departure is $12. When you arrive, please stop in front of the School Street entrance to the Omni Parker House and speak to the Doorman. He will help you take care of your car and belongings.
All sessions will be held at the
Omni Parker House Hotel.
The Annual Subscription Banquet will take place on
Sunday evening, March 18, also at the hotel. The
Program, which will be mailed to you in late January, 2012, will
provide information on other special activities and events to
take place during the meeting.
Members of the Society are hereby invited to submit
communications to be presented at the 222nd Meeting.
complete and return the Announcement of
Communication form and an Abstract of the proposed paper to
of the Secretary BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 2011. No
considered unless (a) an Abstract of it is submitted with completed Announcement Form according to the
guidelines set forth in the next
paragraph, (b) the completed Combined Dues Payment/Pre-registration/Credit Card Form and
Fee accompany the submitted Abstract and Announcement.
Members who submit papers will be
notified by email or post of their inclusion on the Program soon after January
15, 2012. Sectional Committee Chairs, whose names are listed
on the verso of the title page of the Journal ,
should be contacted directly only in the matter of
organizing special panels. (Refer also to: http://www.umich.edu/~aos/frntmtr.htm#OFFICERS)
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should cover the
following points: (a) the precise topic treated, (b) your
exact contribution to the problem, (c) its relationship to
previous scholarship on the topic, (d) specific conclusions.
Abstracts should be typed or word-processor produced and
submitted in duplicate. Please do not
submit draft-quality printed abstracts, since these
cannot be scanned efficiently for the production of the
published Abstracts of the Meeting. Please also keep in mind
abstracts of papers accepted for presentation will appear in
the published Abstracts in the way
in which they have been
submitted. It is impossible for this Office to edit them.
Please transliterate non-Latin writing systems. Text submitted in non-Latin writing will be not appear in the printed abstracts.
Please note that the Program Committee will not accept papers for inclusion on the Program submitted by members whose 2012 dues have not been paid or who neglect to submit abstracts and registration forms in full with
fee by the October 15, 2012 deadline. We emphasize that you must pay your 2012 dues and submit your abstract and dues payment/pre-registration form with fee by the October 15, 2012 deadline. Otherwise, your paper will not be considered acceptable for inclusion on the Program.
Papers from non-members, except for those of visiting
scholars invited to
participate in special panels, cannot be considered because of the
expense the Society bears in running the Annual Meeting.
When inviting colleagues and students who are not AOS
members to participate in the program, please inform them
that they should apply for membership at the time they submit abstracts.
to the Call for Papers only if you plan to attend the
Meeting. Failure to present a paper that has been accepted
on the Program creates a very poor impression of the Society
and is particularly discourteous to those members who may
have travelled great distances just to hear certain
All materials must to submitted by October 15,
the Office of the Secretary, American Oriental Society,
Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
Michigan 48109-1190 ; telephone 734-647-4760.
Submission of Abstracts and
1. We prefer that you submit Abstracts in electronic format by E-MAIL; however, you must also submit paper copies in duplicate of the
abstract and announcement of communication via ordinary mail. (We need the paper copies of abstracts to restore formatting and other features, such as diacrtics, in the printed abstracts distributed at the meeting. Please note: we very likely do not have the fonts that you use in your formatted abstract file; if you send an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, embed the fonts.) Send e-mail abstracts to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: AOS Abstract. Send the files either as plain text in the email message, or
send formatted files as e-mail attachments. Please name the file as follows: YourLastnameFirstinitial.doc (or .pdf, .wpd, .txt, .rtf, etc.), e.g., SmithJ.doc.
2. You may also submit all materials by ordinary post. Office of the Secretary, American Oriental Society,
Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1190
We thank you for your anticipated participation and cooperation.
YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, AND AFFILIATION ON THE ABSTRACT. |
2012 Annual Meeting Forms for Download (Note: These pdf files are "fillable". You use should use a recent version of Adobe Acrobat (or Acrobat Reader) to enter text into them. Enter the text, save them locally, and you may return them as email attachments or print and return by post. The use of other programs, such as pdf viewers, to enter text might result in blank forms returned to the AOS office.)
1. Call for Papers 2012 Annual Meeting (This file)
2. Announcement of Communication
3. Combined Dues Notice/Pre-Registration/Credit Card Payment Form
4. Address Changes Form
5. Credit Card Payment Form
AOS Membership Application Form Please distribute to colleagues and students who are not yet members and might wish to attend the meeting or present a communication.
7. Nomination for Elective Office Form
Book Exhibit Information for Publishers
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